Lisa Velasquez


Why do I enjoy my career in real estate here on the Big Island? Because it's different than any other place. The people drawn to this island are different than people in other markets. We have an immediate connection because of that. I understand why they are here, the lifestyle they are looking for and where they want to go in life.

I was not always a Realtor. Up until 2014 I was a Pediatric Anesthesiologist. Taking care of people in emotional and intense situations was my day to day for over 20 years. The strengths I brought to that job: compassion, focus, attention to detail, translate well to my new occupation. Even though I felt honored to care for my patients, I wanted to enjoy more of life. I left medicine, moved to Hawaii and helped my husband build our home on 10 acres in Hawi.

Buying land, designing a home and acting as your own contractor teaches a lot of valuable lessons about life in general as well as life on the Big Island. I feel I can offer meaningful advice on purchasing, making the big move and even building a home here.

Early in my training I was stationed on Oahu at Tripler and Schofield Barracks. That is when I first promised myself I would return for good some day and build a life here. That time is now and that place is Kohala. My passion is to help other people do the same. Whether they are born and raised here, looking for that place to call their own or newcomers searching for their ideal future, I want to be part of it.

My Blog Posts
Kohala Ranch Land Values Dropping After Change In Agriculture Use
Kohala Ranch, located on the Big Island of Hawaii, has seen a drop in land values this year after losing …
6 Financial Facts You May Not Know About Realtors
I find more often than not that the general public has no idea about the financial lives of real estate …
Why Local Lenders are Important in Hawaii Real Estate Transactions
Why is a Local Lender Important in Hawaii? Whenever I start working with a buyer who plans to finance their …

What my clients are saying...

We have used Lisa for two real estate transactions. The first was to purchase a piece of land to build a new house on. We told Lisa what we were looking for and she provided a list of properties to review before we actually made site visits. Once we selected a property Lisa stayed on top of the details and kept us informed as to how the escrow was progressing. When we decided to list our current home for sale Lisa was the first person we called. Lisa was very professional in the way she handled our listing. She kept us informed about feedback from other agents and was willing to host open house events. She enlisted the help of a fellow agent to make sure one of them was available to handle anything that needed to be done. This escrow ended up being a long drawn out process because of issues with the buyers lender and his eventual switch to a new lender. Through it all Lisa stayed in continual contact with the buyers agent, the various lenders and us to make sure the process came to a successful end. Lisa is very professional, knowledgeable and has great communication skills. we would highly recommend her services and would use her in the future for any real estate transaction.

— Mike and Linda Watson

Working with Lisa was such an easy and smooth process, we were able to find a home that fit our needs and close in it in just a few weeks. Lisa made herself available to us to view listings and to answer any questions via phone, email or in person. She continued to stay in contact with us even after closing to make sure we were happy in our new home. She is professional, friendly and honest. Thanks for the pleasurable experience Lisa!

— Brandon & Sandi Leonard